Margherita Moro

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CONTEXT Total pancreatectomy is the treatment of choice for multicentric diseases involving the head and the body-tail of the pancreas. Middle-preserving pancreatectomy is a recently reported alternative procedure when the pancreatic body is spared from disease. We report on the successful preservation of the pancreatic body in a patient harboring a(More)
Standard pancreatic resections, such as pancreaticoduodenectomy, distal pancreatectomy, or total pancreatectomy, result in an important loss of normal pancreatic parenchyma and may cause impairment of exocrine and endocrine function. Whilst these procedures are mandatory for malignant tumors, they seem to be too extensive for benign or border-line tumors,(More)
CONTEXT Acinar cell carcinoma is a rare pancreatic malignant tumor, which can be associated with a particular manifestation: pancreatic panniculitis. It presents with erythematous subcutaneous nodules located mainly on the legs. The skin lesions can precede, be concurrent with or follow the pancreatic illness. The pathogenesis is not fully understood, but(More)
INTRODUCTION Pancreatic metastasis from several malignancies are increasingly encountered in clinical practice, and the usefulness of surgical resection has been suggested for certain neoplasms. Isolated pancreatic metastasis from malignant melanoma is a rare occurrence, and the role of surgery as an adjunct to systemic therapy for melanoma metastatic to a(More)
Background The incidence of pancreatic cancer is increasing, and an increasing proportion of patients with pancreatic carcinoma is older than 75 years. After surgical resection remains the treatment of choice for pancreatic neoplasms, an increasing number of elderly patients are being referred for pancreatic resection. Although in the early 1990s there was(More)
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